Baked Rice Pudding

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    Whenever I think of comfort food, the first thing that pops into my mind is rice pudding. Soft, creamy and very, very comforting. Must be baked, not cooked on the stove top, and served hot, not cold.

    This particular one is flavoured with cinnamon and star anise, with a little orange zest.

    Recipe:

    2oz pudding (short grain) rice
    1 pint milk
    1 oz caster (superfine) sugar
    1/2 oz butter

    Wash rice and place in buttered oven-proof dish. Pour milk over and stir. Leave to soak for half an hour.

    If you like it creamier, add a little more milk, perhaps another quarter or even half pint. Also, I often replace some of the milk with tinned coconut milk.

    Add sugar and stir.

    Now add your chosen flavourings. Good things to try are:

    Sliver of lemon zest and sprinkle with grated nutmeg (very traditional English).
    2 inch stick of cinnamon and 1 star anise, with orange zest.
    Chocolate chunks (they'll melt) and a little powdered cardamom.

    Dot the top with a little butter.

    Place in the centre of oven (150C/300F) for 2 to 2 1/2 hours. Stir a couple of times during the first hour or so to stop the skin forming too early and burning.

    For Friday Food Fiesta Comfort Food Week.

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    1. chocokat0718 110 months ago | reply

      Wow!! I've got to try it baked!! Do you prepare it the same as if you'd make it on the stove top?

    2. dopiaza 110 months ago | reply

      Basically, yes, but you don't have to stir it as much :-)

      You must try it baked, one of the best bits is the skin that forms...

      I've updated the description to include the recipe.

    3. Swirl [deleted] 110 months ago | reply

      I've got a couple cups of cooked rice in the fridge, so I might have to make this for my husband for Valentine's Day. Or is supposed to be raw rice?

    4. dopiaza 110 months ago | reply

      Raw rice. You could try cooked, but I think it might go too mushy.

    5. eyes1997 110 months ago | reply

      Hmmm this might be a little too weird for my parents but I'll definitely have a go at it one of these days..

    6. lulu cooks 110 months ago | reply

      Oh I've never tried a baked one. The brown skin on top looks interestingly delicious! I should try your recipe to figure it out :)

    7. BillyWarhol 108 months ago | reply

      it looks deelishus*

      fond childhood memories*

      & Sunkist Raisins*

      ;))

      looks like U have some great recipes*

      via flickr sets via Rainmountain*

    8. dopiaza 108 months ago | reply

      Thanks!

      I'll pass on the raisins though, if you don't mind :-)

    9. *rosamundi* 86 months ago | reply

      Mum makes this - she also adds a (drained) can of madarin segments and tops it with meringue.

      Ah, childhood memories :-)

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